March 18th, 2016

Grassfed Yogurt: What Are The Health Benefits?

Grassfed Yogurt Health Benefits Groovy Green Livin

Have you noticed that there seem to be more and more products with a “grassfed” label?  And it’s not just beef boasting the label, dairy products from milk to yogurt are also prominently displaying a “100% grassfed” label. Eager to learn more about this new addition to our labeling system, I had a chance to hear from Tim Joseph, the founder of Maple Hill Creamry and the supplier of the milk for all of Stonyfield’s “100% Grassfed” products.  Stonyfield just launched their 100% Grassfed yogurt in four delicious flavors (vanilla, plain, blueberry and strawberry). I know because I had a chance to sample each....

March 14th, 2016

5 Green Products That Will Make Your Life Easier

5 Green Products That Will Make Your Life Easier

In honor of Earth Day, which is rapidly approaching on April 22nd, I gathered together a list of a few green products that are innovative and interesting. Many of these will make life easier, help the planet and also save you a few pennies in the long run. Green Products That Will Make Life Easier  Water Powered Digital Clock with Temperature ($19) Are you tired of running out of batteries? The lxo Water Clock keeps perfect time without batteries or electricity. Just open the fill cap and add water. This cutting-edge technology enables the clock to generate it own clean energy. Stainless Steel Compost...

March 10th, 2016

Change the Way You Live and Eat! Book Review and Recipe: Eating Clean By Amie Valpone

Change the Way You Live and Eat! Book Review and Recipe: Eating Clean Groovy Green Livin

When a friend does amazing work I always like to share. Amie Valpone, the Editor-in-Chief of The Healthy Apple, just launched a new “cook book”, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. Although her book contains over 200 recipes, it is really so much more than a traditional cookbook. I’ve been trying to remember when I met Amie for the first time. I think it was at a blogging conference in New York City in 2012. We were both at a breakfast sponsored by Stonyfield and happened to be sitting together. I was immediately drawn to Amie’s charm...

March 8th, 2016

It Can Be Done! Bringing Safe Deodorant to Students

It Can Be Done! Bringing Safe Deodorant to Students

This is a story about deodorant. If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that one of my favorite sayings is “Together we can change the world“. I’ve seen it happen over and over. Here’s yet another example of how a small change can have a big impact-and the starring community in this story is none other than my very own. Bringing Safe Deodorant Into the Schools Here’s the back story. In 5th grade all students in our community have the opportunity to watch a “puberty movie”. It’s a right of passage throughout our country for many kids about to reach...

March 1st, 2016

How to Find a Humidifier to Combat Indoor Air Pollution

How to Find a Humidifier to Combat Indoor Air Pollution Groovy Green Livin

This post was originally published at Moms Clean Air Force After a long tug of war between fall and winter, the Northeast winter has finally settled in. It appears as though the cooler air is here to stay for the duration. Along with the cold, dry air comes a laundry list of cold-weather conditions impacting many including chapped lips, stuffy noses, colds, dry skin, allergies and asthma. Many times a humidifier is a welcome addition to a home trying to combat the drying effects of the winter air. What does a humidifier do? There are many different versions of a humidifier, but all add...

February 25th, 2016

Latest News and Updates in My Groovy Green World

Latest News and Updates in My Groovy Green World Groovy Green Livin

It’s been a while since I’ve given Groovy Green updates so I thought I would take some time to share a few of the highlights from my Groovy Green world. Before I jump in, has the weather been crazy where you live? The weather’s been odd in New England. To think I was skiing last week and today I went for a run in 60 degrees. Now back to the updates! Named One of The Top 25 Sustainable Living Blogs Thank you to Solar Power for naming Groovy Green Livin one of The 25 Best Sustainable Living Blogs. I’m honored to be in such good company....

February 22nd, 2016

Is There Asbestos In Your Child’s School?

Is There Asbestos In Your Child's School

This post about was originally published at Moms Clean Air Force Do you know if your child’s school building has asbestos? When we send our children off to school each morning there’s an underlying assumption that they are headed to a safe and healthy environment for learning. Unfortunately that’s not always the case. Asbestos, an issue that many of us thought to be resolved, continues to plague schools and pose a health threat in classrooms throughout the country. If a school was built before the 1980s, it’s likely that it contains some form of asbestos. During that time it was used throughout...

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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